About the Book
What is SOUP experimental? In 1971, artist Gordon Matta-Clark co-founded, FOOD, an artist ran restaurant in SoHo, New York. The restaurant became a central hub for the creative culture in the neighborhood, and its life-span became a historical moment for contemporary art. FOOD was a place where any artist—visual, poet, musician, dancer, chef, performer—could come together share a plate, talk art and culminate culture. Many famous artists: Donald Judd, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark di Suvero, Carol Goodden, Richard Landry, either held performances or frequented the space. FOOD was also an alternative and experimental gallery and a perfect example of artistic innovation. SOUP experimental recognizes and is inspired by the idea of this creative, social space and places it in an experimental, contemporary setting located in Tallahassee, FL.